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Merle I. Sleeper, 98.

CLINTON - Merle I. Sleeper, 98, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Oakdale Nursing Home after a brief illness. She is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, James Casasanto & Diane of Shirley, William Casasanto of NH, Michael Casasanto & Janet of Hudson, Cheryl Lima & Jorge of Brazil, Peter Casasanto & Kim, Angela Casasanto & companion Neil Starr, Elisa Mojica & Carmelo, Lois Pellerin & Brian and Joseph Casasanto & Debbie, all of Clinton. She leaves 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She is predeceased by her daughter, Dorothy Casasanto; son-in-law, Joseph Casasanto; siblings, Dorothy, Alfred, George, Royal, Ralph & his wife Abbie Sleeper.

Merle was born in Clinton to the late Ralph & Charlotte (Gillian) Sleeper. She attended local schools and was a career clerk with the former ITT Surprenant Company in Clinton, from where she ultimately retired. "Pearl" was an avid bowler, who enjoyed shopping, trips to Old Orchard Beach, knitting and crochet. She most cherished time spent in the company of her grandchildren & great-grandchildren and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Monday, June 17, 2013 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home prior to services on Monday from 9 until 10AM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Merle Sleeper to: Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation: 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713. Online condolences may be placed at:

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Title Annotation:OBITUARIES
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Jun 16, 2013
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